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Senior Effects Technical Director (Feature Animation & VFX)

Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible 

– This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

The Senior Effects TD operates independently to generate FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, and particle and fluid systems for feature film visual effects. The Senior Effects TD also completes lighting, rendering, and moderate-level compositing of complex shots with guidance from their supervisors.

What You’ll Do

  • Design and create FX animation, procedural simulation, dynamic simulation, particle and fluid systems
  • Light complex/multiple elements; communicates status of shots to supervisors and Production
  • Provide accurate time estimates for shot work
  • Hand off elements to other departments i.e. comp and rendering teams
  • Present shot work in dailies; attend dailies and other department meetings
  • Mentor junior effects artists
  • Data management of shots including clean up
  • Special projects as needed

What We’re Looking For

  • At least 5 years relevant professional VFX experience and at least a college-level diploma in computer graphics, fine arts, design, photography, or a related field; OR at least 7 years relevant professional VFX experience in lieu of education.
  • Demonstrates an excellent aesthetic eye
  • Exhibits strong teamwork and interdisciplinary thinking
  • Production pipeline experience
  • Strong communication and follow-through
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines
  • Experience with either Maya, 3DS Max, Houdini, or similar software
  • Basic understanding of the physics of the simulation
  • Linux and scripting ability in Python
  • Advanced simulation experience with either Houdini, Maya, 3DS Max, or other software, and the ability to write expressions

To apply for this job please visit jobs.disneycareers.com.